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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – April 4th Week

Addiction Weekly Roundup

1. Physicians Get Addicted Too

Lou Ortenzio was a trusted West Virginia doctor who got his patients—and himself—hooked on opioids. Now he’s trying to rescue his community from an epidemic he helped start. [ The Atlantic ]

2. How ‘Mommy Juice’ Culture Is Normalizing Alcohol Addiction

“Mommy juice” culture is having a negative impact on women’s health. [ Health line ].

3. Limerick’s story of recovery

Limerick’s story of recovery: ‘It’s a vibrant city, it’s got ambition and drive’ [ Irish Time ]

4. Reducing care needs of teens with substance-abuse disorders

Kaiser Permanente researchers find long-term benefits for patients and health organizations that employ screenings, interventions, and referrals. [ EurekAlert ]

5. What is Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (OWS)?

If you are in recovery, you’ve probably been through opioid withdrawal at least once and probably more. Some people compare opioid withdrawal to ‘the worst flu in your life’ but I’m not sure that accurately captures the agony, depression, hopelessness, pain, and despair. To know more about OWS. [ Smart Recovery ]

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Can you leave the rehabilitation center?

You can leave the rehab any time, no one will compel you to stay at the rehab. However, dedication and continued treatment are required to fight addiction and achieve a sober life.

What are the Stages of Addiction?

There are various stages of addictions. The initial stage is the functioning individual with the addiction. The most common scenario is they have a job and their relationships are intact, but their health is depleting slowly because of their dependence.

What are narcotics and why people get it?

Narcotic analgesics (painkillers) are drugs that can reduce pain, cause numbness and/ or induce a state of unconsciousness. They have the tendency to cause tolerance and addiction

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